Case: Saldana v. Citibank

1:93-cv-04164 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: July 12, 1993

Closed Date: Dec. 20, 1996

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Case Summary

Plaintiff-loan applicant sued Defendant-bank on July 12, 1993, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3605, and the Equal Opportunity Credit Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691(a)(1). When Plaintiff applied for a loan with Defendant, one of Defendant's agents commented that the neighborhood in which Plaintiff lived had declined in recent years; the Defendant subsequently denied Plaintiff's loan application, purportedly because of…

Plaintiff-loan applicant sued Defendant-bank on July 12, 1993, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3605, and the Equal Opportunity Credit Act, 15 U.S.C. 1691(a)(1). When Plaintiff applied for a loan with Defendant, one of Defendant's agents commented that the neighborhood in which Plaintiff lived had declined in recent years; the Defendant subsequently denied Plaintiff's loan application, purportedly because of Plaintiff's poor credit history.

On June 12, 1996, U.S. District Court Judge James B. Zagel granted the Defendants' motion for summary judgment on both the ECOA and FHA claims. Saldana v. Citibank, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8327 (N.D. Ill. June 12, 1996). Judge Zagel found that Plaintiff's purported evidence of illegal discrimination was insufficient to create a prima facie claim under either statute. After Plaintiff filed an appeal, the parties settled the case and voluntarily dismissed the action on December 20, 1996.

Summary Authors

Andrew Nash (6/2/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cohen, Geena Diane (Illinois)

Rifkind, Norman (Illinois)

Schy, Ronald Alan (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Delaney, Daniel J. (Illinois)

Kriss, Robert J. (Illinois)

Raimondo, Lynne M. (Illinois)

Salpeter, Alan Norris (Illinois)

Spiegel, Mary Ann (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Zagel, James Block (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cohen, Geena Diane (Illinois)

Rifkind, Norman (Illinois)

Schy, Ronald Alan (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Delaney, Daniel J. (Illinois)

Kriss, Robert J. (Illinois)

Raimondo, Lynne M. (Illinois)

Salpeter, Alan Norris (Illinois)

Spiegel, Mary Ann (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (USCA)

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Aug. 16, 2000 Docket

Docket (PACER)

Saldana v. Citibank Fed Svg Bk

Aug. 21, 2000 Docket
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Memorandum Opinion and Order

Saladana v. Citibank

1996 WL 332451, 1996 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 8327

June 13, 1996 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; jury demand - Civil cover sheet - Appearance(s) of Ronald Alan Schy, Norman Rifkind, Geena Diane Cohen as attorney(s) for plaintiff Maria N Saldana with Rule 39 affidavits of Norman Rifkind and Geena D. Cohen ( original and one copy summons(es) issued.) ( Documents: 1-1 through 1-5) (cdh) Modified on 07/14/1993 (Entered: 07/14/1993)

July 12, 1993

RULE 39 letter mailed to Ronald Alan Schy (cdh) (Entered: 07/14/1993)

July 14, 1993
2

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk on 7/21/93 (cdh) (Entered: 07/23/1993)

July 22, 1993
3

ANSWER by defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk to complaint; Notice of filing. (cdh) (Entered: 08/02/1993)

July 30, 1993
4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk by Alan Norris Salpeter, Lynne M. Raimondo (cdh) (Entered: 08/02/1993)

July 30, 1993
5

RULE 39 Affidavit of Alan Norris Salpeter (cdh) (Entered: 08/02/1993)

July 30, 1993
6

RULE 39 Affidavit of Lynne M. Raimondo (cdh) (Entered: 08/02/1993)

July 30, 1993
7

RULE 39 Affidavit of Ronald Alan Schy (Unavailable for docketing). (cdh) (Entered: 08/16/1993)

Aug. 13, 1993
8

AMENDED ANSWER by defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk to complaint; Notice of filing. (cdh) (Entered: 08/16/1993)

Aug. 16, 1993
9

RESPONSE by defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk to Davidson's motion to quash subpoena and for a protective order (Exhibits); Notice of filing. (cdh) (Entered: 11/04/1993)

Nov. 3, 1993
10

MOTION by defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk for judgment on the pleadings with respect to plaintiff's state law claim. (Exhibits); Notice of motion. (cdh) (Entered: 11/09/1993)

Nov. 4, 1993
11

MINUTE ORDER of 11/4/93 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing sest for 01/06/94 at 10:00 am. Motion for judgment on the pleadings with respect to plaintiff's state law claim [10-1] entered and continued to 01/6/94. No notice (cdh) (Entered: 11/09/1993)

Nov. 4, 1993
12

MOTION by Donald Davidson to quash subpoena and for protective order (Exhibits); Notice of motion. (cdh) (Entered: 11/09/1993)

Nov. 4, 1993
13

MINUTE ORDER of 11/4/93 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Denying motion to quash subpoena [12-1], Granting motion for protective order [12-2] No notice (cdh) (Entered: 11/09/1993)

Nov. 4, 1993
14

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings for the following date(s): 11/04/93 Before Honorable James B. Zagel (cdh) (Entered: 11/18/1993)

Nov. 18, 1993
15

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER (cdh) (Entered: 11/29/1993)

Nov. 22, 1993
16

MINUTE ORDER of 11/22/93 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Denying defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings with respect to plaintiff's state law claim. [10-1]. Enter memorandum opinion and order. Mailed notice (cdh) (Entered: 11/29/1993)

Nov. 22, 1993
17

ORDER (cdh) Modified on 03/31/1994 (Entered: 12/10/1993)

Dec. 9, 1993
19

ORDER (cdh) (Entered: 01/07/1994)

Dec. 9, 1993
20

MINUTE ORDER of 12/9/93 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Enter agreed protective "order". No notice (cdh) (Entered: 01/07/1994)

Dec. 9, 1993
21

MINUTE ORDER of 1/6/94 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 02/24/94 at 10:00 am. Attorney Daniel Delaney is given leave to file his additional appearance. No notice (cdh) (Entered: 01/10/1994)

Jan. 6, 1994
22

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk by Daniel J. Delaney (cdh) (Entered: 01/10/1994)

Jan. 6, 1994
23

RULE 39 Affidavit of Daniel J. Delaney (cdh) (Entered: 01/10/1994)

Jan. 6, 1994
24

MINUTE ORDER of 2/24/94 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 04/28/94 at l0:00 a.m. No notice (ldg) (Entered: 03/03/1994)

Feb. 24, 1994
25

MINUTE ORDER of 4/28/94 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 05/19/94 at 10:00 a.m. No notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/06/1994)

April 28, 1994
26

MINUTE ORDER of 5/19/94 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 07/14/94 at 10:00 a.m. Mailed notice (tlm) (Entered: 05/23/1994)

May 19, 1994
27

MINUTE ORDER of 7/14/94 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 08/31/94 at 10:00 a.m. No notice (tlm) (Entered: 07/15/1994)

July 14, 1994
28

MOTION by Defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk for entry of agreed protective order ; Notice of motion. (tlm) (Entered: 07/25/1994)

July 20, 1994
29

PROTECTIVE ORDER (Exhibit). (tlm) (Entered: 07/25/1994)

July 20, 1994
30

MINUTE ORDER of 7/20/94 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Granting defendant's motion for entry of agreed protective order [28-1]. Telephoned notice (tlm) (Entered: 07/25/1994)

July 20, 1994
31

MINUTE ORDER of 8/31/94 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 11/30/94 at 10:00 a.m. Close of discovery 11/30/94. No notice (tlm) (Entered: 09/08/1994)

Aug. 31, 1994
32

MOTION by defendant for leave to file appearance of additional counsel ; Notice of motion. (tlm) (Entered: 09/09/1994)

Sept. 1, 1994
33

MINUTE ORDER of 9/1/94 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Granting defendant's motion for leave to file appearance of additional counsel. [32-1] Telephoned notice (tlm) (Entered: 09/09/1994)

Sept. 1, 1994
34

ADDITIONAL ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for Citibank Fed Svg Bk by Robert J. Kriss (tlm) (Entered: 09/14/1994)

Sept. 9, 1994
35

RULE 39 Affidavit of Robert J. Kriss (tlm) (Entered: 09/14/1994)

Sept. 9, 1994
36

MINUTE ORDER of 11/30/94 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 01/04/95 at 10:00 a.m. No notice (tlm) (Entered: 12/09/1994)

Nov. 30, 1994
38

MINUTE ORDER of 2/22/95 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 4/5/95 at 10:00 am. No notice (fce) (Entered: 03/01/1995)

Feb. 22, 1995
39

RESPONSE by plaintiff Maria N Saldana to defendant's motion to compel (Exhibits). (smm) (Entered: 03/15/1995)

March 14, 1995
40

MOTION by defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk to compel (Attachment); Notice of motion. (smm) (Entered: 03/16/1995)

March 15, 1995
41

AFFIDAVIT of James R. Loewenberg (smm) (Entered: 03/16/1995)

March 15, 1995
42

MINUTE ORDER of 3/15/95 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Defendant's motion to compel granted [40-1]. No notice. (smm) (Entered: 03/16/1995)

March 15, 1995

SCHEDULE set on 4/5/95 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 05 May 95 at 10:00. No notice (drw) (Entered: 04/17/1995)

April 5, 1995

SCHEDULE set on 5/5/95 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 16 Jun 95 at 10:00. No notice (drw) (Entered: 05/12/1995)

May 5, 1995

SCHEDULE set on 6/16/95 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 8/18/95 . No notice (drw) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 16, 1995
43

NOTICE by plaintiff Maria N Saldana of change of address and telephone number (smm) (Entered: 06/27/1995)

June 26, 1995

SCHEDULE set on 8/18/95 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 11/2/95 . No notice (drw) (Entered: 08/28/1995)

Aug. 18, 1995
44

NOTICE of filing by defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk (Exhibits). (smm) (Entered: 10/31/1995)

Oct. 27, 1995

SCHEDULE set on 11/2/95 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 1/17/96 . No notice (drw) (Entered: 11/06/1995)

Nov. 2, 1995
45

MOTION by defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk for leave to file appearance of additional counsel ; Notice of motion. (smm) (Entered: 11/06/1995)

Nov. 2, 1995
46

MINUTE ORDER of 11/2/95 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held; continued to 1/17/96 at 10:00 a.m. Motion for leave to file appearance of additional counsel granted [45-1]. No notice. (smm) (Entered: 11/06/1995)

Nov. 2, 1995
47

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Citibank Fed Svg Bk by Mary Ann Spiegel (smm) (Entered: 11/06/1995)

Nov. 2, 1995
48

RULE 39 Affidavit of Mary Ann Spiegel (smm) (Entered: 11/06/1995)

Nov. 2, 1995

SCHEDULE set on 1/17/96 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held and continued to 10:00 5/3/96 . Motion for summary judgment is due 4:30 4/5/96 . Service of motion 2/23/95. Service of answer brief 3/22/95. Service of reply to answer 4/5/96. No notice (drw) (Entered: 01/29/1996)

Jan. 17, 1996
50

MINUTE ORDER of 3/26/96 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Granting agreed motion for a one-week extension of time. [49-1] Service of answer brief to motion for summary judgment extended to 03/29/96. Service of reply to answer brief extended to 04/19/96. Telephoned notice (eav) (Entered: 04/02/1996)

March 26, 1996
51

MOTION by plaintiff for a one-day extension to serve her oversized memorandum of law ; Notice of motion (fce) (Entered: 04/17/1996)

April 10, 1996
52

MINUTE ORDER of 4/10/96 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Granting plaintiff's motion for a one-day extension to serve her oversized memorandum of law [51-1] No notice (fce) (Entered: 04/17/1996)

April 10, 1996
53

MOTION by defendant for summary judgment ; Notice of filing (eav) (Entered: 05/03/1996)

April 26, 1996
54

Document Sealed (pursuant to Court Order) (eav) (Entered: 05/03/1996)

April 26, 1996
55

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of its motion for summary judgment [53-1] (eav) (Entered: 05/03/1996)

April 26, 1996
56

LOCAL RULE 12(m) Statement of uncontroverted facts by defendant (eav) (Entered: 05/03/1996)

April 26, 1996
57

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to defendant's motion for summary judgment [53-1] (eav) (Entered: 05/03/1996)

April 26, 1996
58

LOCAL RULE 12(N) response to defendant's Local Rule 12(M) statement and plaintiff's statement of facts that require the denial of summary judgement by plaintiff (eav) (Entered: 05/03/1996)

April 26, 1996
66

REPLY memorandum by defendant in support of its motion for summary judgment (fce) (Entered: 08/19/1996)

April 26, 1996
67

LOCAL RULE 12(m) response to plaintiff's Local Rule 12(n) statement of facts by defendant (fce) (Entered: 08/19/1996)

April 26, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 5/20/96 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing reset to 9:00 6/21/96 . Mailed notice (drw) (Entered: 05/20/1996)

May 20, 1996
59

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER (eav) (Entered: 06/13/1996)

June 12, 1996
60

MINUTE ORDER of 6/12/96 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Defendant's motion [53-1] for summary judgment is granted. Enter memorandum opinion and order. Mailed notice (eav) (Entered: 06/13/1996)

June 12, 1996
61

ENTERED JUDGMENT (eav) (Entered: 06/13/1996)

June 12, 1996

SCHEDULE set on 6/21/96 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Status hearing held. No notice (drw) (Entered: 06/25/1996)

June 21, 1996
62

NOTICE OF APPEAL by plaintiff from motion minute order dated 06/12/96 [59-1] [60-1] [61-1] ($105.00 paid) (hp) (Entered: 07/16/1996)

July 12, 1996

TRANSMITTED to the 7th Circuit the short record on appeal regarding [62-1]. Mailed notice to all counsel. (hp) (Entered: 07/16/1996)

July 16, 1996
63

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of receipt of short record on appeal USCA 96-2732 (Attachments) (eav) (Entered: 07/19/1996)

July 18, 1996

TRANSMITTED to the 7th Circuit the long record on appeal no. 96-2732 consisting of one volume of pleadings, together with one volume of transcript of proceedings and one vault item, filed under separate certificate. Mailed notice to all counsel. (hp) (Entered: 07/29/1996)

July 29, 1996
64

MOTION by defendant to correct the record and supplement the record on appeal (Exhibit); Notice of motion (fce) (Entered: 08/19/1996)

Aug. 2, 1996
65

MINUTE ORDER of 8/16/96 by Hon. James B. Zagel : Granting defendant's motion to correct the record [64-1] and supplement the record on appeal [64-2] No notice (fce) (Entered: 08/19/1996)

Aug. 16, 1996
68

Document Sealed (pursuant to Court Order) (fce) (Entered: 08/19/1996)

Aug. 19, 1996

TRANSMITTED to the 7th Circuit supplement to appeal no. 96-2732 consisting of two small volumes of exhibits and one vault item. Mailed notice to all counsel. (fce) (Entered: 08/20/1996)

Aug. 20, 1996
69

CERTIFIED COPY of order from the 7th Circuit: The parties have settled this matter in accordance with discussions held under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 33. Accordingly, the appeal is Dismissed pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 42(b). [62-1] (96-2732) (Attachments) (eav) (Entered: 01/10/1997)

Jan. 9, 1997
70

LETTER from the 7th Circuit returning the record on appeal no. 96-2732 consisting of one volume of pleadings, one volume of transcripts and one volume of exhibits (eav) (Entered: 02/28/1997)

Feb. 27, 1997
71

LETTER from the 7th Circuit returning the record on appeal no. 96-2732 consisting of one volume of exhibits under seal and one volume of in camera material (eav) (Entered: 08/23/2000)

Aug. 21, 2000

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 12, 1993

Closing Date: Dec. 20, 1996

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Female resident of 127 South Mason, Chicago, Illinois who applied for and was denied an acquisition and rehab construction loan from Citibank.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Citibank Federal Savings Bank, None

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.

Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), 15 U.S.C. § 1691

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Issues

Discrimination-area:

Lending

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Race:

Race, unspecified